春联,cy,15 001How to paint CNY Festival?
About Chinese New Year(CNY,Lunar New Year)-
The subject of our painting today is Chinese New Year Festival.
The Chinese New Year Festival is the most significant holiday for the Chinese people around the world which is traditionally celebrated from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the lunar calendar, to the 15th day of the first month.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines and also in Chinatown elsewhere. Traditionally, the festival is a time to honor the deities as well as ancestors
Next, “spring couplets” are hung up around the house and doors.
A reunion dinner is held on New Year’s Eve and is the most important feasting for the Chinese. This is the best time for the family to get together in the whole year, especially for those with family members who are staying away from home.
The objects in the painting are relatively simple that related to the Chinese New Year festival. We will draw a cane basket containing 2 Pomelos and in foreground, there are two mandarin oranges. Adjacent to the oranges, there is a vase with 3 stalks of Roses.
How to Draw
Before sketching, students need to observe the perspective and positioning of the objects in the painting. This is an important technique as it will affect the aesthetic of the painting.
• Start off by sketching with charcoal the frame basket, followed by the handle. To show the weaving of the canes on the basket, vertical and horizontal line are drawn.
• Next, draw two Pomelos in the basket but the one on the left side, draw with a long stalk.
• Draw two oranges which sit in forefront of the basket.
• Draw the vase and on the center of vase draw a diamond shape paper with the word “Fu”on it.
• Sketch the 3 stalks of Roses with leaves extending from the vase.
With the finger tips or brush,mix the black ink with water on the white board to obtain the right consistency. Start off by outlining the basket and its handle. Add in vertical and horizontal line to show the weaving of the canes on the basket. Add in the outline for the two pomelos that sit snugly in the basket. Outline the 2 oranges but only show the stalk for one orange. Dots are added to the body of the pomelos and oranges to show the texture. Next outline in black ink the vase and the 2 stalks of the roses. The other stalk of rose and bud is outlined, shaded and highlighted in red. Black ink is added to the leaves.
Colouring is kept to the minimum.
A shade of green is added to the pomelos, whereas a yellowish orange colour is added to the oranges. Students must take note to leave some area uncoloured.A red colour is used for the diamond shape paper with the word “Fu” (福,Fortune) written in black ink.
Contact:DR TAN CHING YAM,art educator